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Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:04 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Calendar items for week of June 6

OUTDOORS

FRIDAY, JUNE 6

• Take a guided two-hour twilight hike that sets off before sunset and offers a good view of picturesque skies. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, 8451 W. McCain Loop; free with park admission; reservation required; 733-5158.

• Gaze at twinkling stars through large telescopes set up for celestial viewing at a star party. Details: 8-10 p.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, 8451 W. McCain Loop; free with park admission; 615-7855.

• Take a guided five-mile interpretive hike along the Bear Wallow drainage on Mount Lemmon and through the remains of an old Forest Service campground to the site of the mountain’s first ski run. Details: 9 a.m.; Sunset Trailhead on Mount Lemmon Highway, Milepost 22.9; free; 749-8700.

SATURDAY, JUNE 7

• Discover the edible and useful plants of the Sonoran Desert during a one-hour walk. Details: 10-11 a.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7; 742-6455.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

• Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers for a trek in the park,  and help the group eradicate buffelgrass from natural areas. Details: 6-9 a.m.; Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Road; free; 615-7855.

CLASSES

THURSDAY, JUNE 5

• The seminar “Adoption: Before and After” will cover the expectations of and preparations for adoption, as well as adjustment advice for new parents. Details: 5-7 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 531-9931.

SATURDAY, JUNE 7

• Register now for the Youth Pottery Workshop, presented by Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, which will expose students ages 12 to 18 to pottery as it has been made by American Indians in the Southwest for more than 2,000 years. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 5100 W. Ina Road; $45; registration deadline May 30; 798-1201.

BOOKS

SATURDAY, JUNE 14

• Join Mirle Freel and Judy O’Toole-Freel as they present their collaborative children’s book. “Aardvark, Aardvark, How do you do,” about non-representational art. Details: noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association office, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; reservations required; 622-6014.

CHILDREN

SATURDAY, JUNE 7

• See the “These are Saguaros” puppet show, presented by docents from Tohono Chul Park. Details: 2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 742-6455.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11

• Meet the Zinghoppers — Conductor Jack and his merry musical band of animals — who will provide

a fun and educational afternoon of adventure. Details: 2 p.m.; Bookman’s, 3733 W. Ina Road; free; 579-0303.

VISUAL ART

THURSDAY, JUNE 5

• Attend the opening of the exhibit “Weaving: Native Baskets and Blankets,” which features selections from Tohono Chul Park’s permanent collection and items loaned by local collectors. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH JUNE 10

• See an ethnobotany exhibit with fruits, seeds and vegetables sculpted in bronze, drawn and painted. Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH JUNE 14

• Celebrate 40 years of art by residents of the Rancho Linda Vista art colony in Oracle during the “RLV at the Triangle L Ranch” exhibit. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; Triangle L Ranch, 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road; free; (520) 623-6732.

THROUGH JUNE 15

• Learn about Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazer in an exhibit detailing his news reporting career with the Los Angeles Times, his fatal shooting and the process by which local Tucsonans got him selected for a postage stamp. Details: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; Postal History Foundation office, 920 N. First Ave.; free; 623-6652.

THROUGH AUG. 17

• See work of 23 artists from the Southwest that offers a closer-than-usual glimpse of some of the smallest creatures on earth during the exhibit “Artful Insects and Inspired Arachnids.” Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free with park admission; 742-6455.

THROUGH AUG. 30

• Catch a diverse salon-style exhibit featuring paintings, sculptures and glass art, along with a permanent collection of copper vessels, rugs and jewelry. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; Tangerine Gallery, 2522 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 326-5028.

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RESTAURANTS

AJ’S FINE FOOD BISTRO

2805 E. Skyline Drive

Phone: 232-6340

Cuisine: Bistro

Open daily 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

ANGELINA'S

12252 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

Phone: 742-9595

Cuisine: Pizza

Open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

BAGGIN’S GOURMET SANDWICHES

6342 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 575-8878

11015 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 547-2839

Cuisine: Deli

Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.;

Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

BAYOU CAFE

5819 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 408-3498

Cuisine: Cajun

Open Wednesday-Saturday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday-Sunday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

www.bayou-cafe.com

BAZIL’S

4777 E. Sunrise Drive

Phone: 577-3322

Cuisine: Italian

Open daily 5-10 p.m.

BENNER’S GRILL

8235 N. Silverbell Road

Phone: 572-8459

Cuisine: Grill

Open daily 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

BLANCO TACOS + TEQUILA

2905 E. Skyline Drive

Phone: 232-1007

Cuisine: Mexican

Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

BLUEFIN SEAFOOD BISTRO

7053 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 531-8500

Cuisine: Seafood

Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.;

Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

BLUEPOINT KITCHEN

2905 E. Skyline Drive

Phone: 577-6000

Cuisine: Seafood

Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight

BRUNDOG’S ZY-DE-QUE

4825 N. First Ave.

Phone: 887-2333

Cuisine: Cajun

Open Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

BUBB’S GRUB

16010 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 825-6510

Cuisine: Barbecue

Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. ; Sunday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

CAFÉ JASPER

6370 N. Campbell Ave.

Phone: 577-0326

Cuisine: Café

Open Tuesday-Saturday 6:30-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sunday 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

CANDELA RESTAURANT

5845 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 407-0111

Cuisine: Peruvian

Open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 5-9 p.m.

CHANTILLY TEA ROOM

5185 N. Genematas Drive

Phone: 622-3303

Cuisine: Café

Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

EL CHARRO GRILL

100 W. Orange Grove Road

Phone: 615-1922

Cuisine: Mexican

Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

CIBARIA CUCINA ITALIANA

12985 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 825-2900

Cuisine: Italian

Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30-9 p.m.

COACH’S DELI

1745 E. River Road

Phone: 297-0773

Cuisine: Deli

Open Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

FIRE: AN ARIZONA BISTRO

12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.

Phone: 616-6023

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

FRESCO PIZZERIA AND PASTARIA

4229 W. Ina Road

Phone: 744-0073

Cuisine: Pizza

Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight; Sunday noon-10 p.m.

FROST: A GELATO SHOPPE

7131 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 797-0188

Cuisine: Italian

Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.;

Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.;

Sunday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

GOLD ROOM

245 E. Ina Road

Phone: 297-1151

Cuisine: Southwestern

Open Monday through Saturday 7-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5:30 to 10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 10 p.m.

GOLDEN DRAGON RESTAURANT

4704 E. Sunrise Drive

Phone: 299-8088

Cuisine: Chinese

Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday noon-10 p.m.; Sunday noon-9:30 p.m.

GRILL AT HACIENDA DEL SOL

5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Road

Phone: 529-3500

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Open Monday-Saturday 5:30-10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m.

GRUMPY’S GRILL BURGERS,

BASKETS AND BEER

2960 W. Ina Road

Phone: 297-5452

Cuisine: American

Open Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday

7 a.m.-9 p.m.

GYROS CAFE

11143 N. La Cañada Drive

Phone: 742-2921

Cuisine: Greek and Kurdish

Open Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

HARVEST MOON

12985 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 825-5351

Cuisine: Chinese

Open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.;

Saturday and Sunday noon-9 p.m.

HIFALUTIN

6780 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 297-0518

Cuisine: Southwestern

Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.;

Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

JANOS

3770 E. Sunrise Drive

Phone: 615-6100

Cuisine: Southwestern

Open Monday-Saturday 5:30-9:30 p.m.

J BAR

3770 E. Sunrise Drive

Phone: 615-6100

Cuisine: Latin American

Open Monday-Saturday 5-9:30 p.m.

JERRY BOB’S FAMILY RESTAURANT

8300 N. Thornydale Road

Phone: 579-7177

7939 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 878-9360

Cuisine: Diner

Open Monday-Saturday 5:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sunday 5:30 a.m-2 p.m.

LA MADRINA PIZZERIA

7872 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 742-2111

Cuisine: Italian

Open Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday noon-8 p.m.

LA OLLA

8551 N. Silverbell Road

Phone: 579-0950

Cuisine: Mexican

Open Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday noon-9 p.m.

LA PARILLA SUIZA

4250 W. Ina Road

Phone: 572-7200

Cuisine: Mexican

Open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

LARIAT STEAKHOUSE

16666 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 825-9907

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

LAROCCA’S CLASSIC

ITALIAN CUISINE

5689 N. Swan Road

Phone: 299-4301

Cuisine: Italian

Open daily 5:30-10 p.m.

LAS MARGARITAS RESTAURANT

6011 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 297-8341

Cuisine: Mexican

Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

LAST TERRITORY STEAKHOUSE

AND MUSIC HALL

100000 N. Oracle Road

Phone: 544-1738

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Open daily 5-10 p.m.

LEGENDS BAR AND GRILL

2727 W. Club Drive

Phone: 297-2271

Cuisine: American

Open Sunday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-midnight;

Friday and Saturday 10:30-1 a.m.

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